Rhea Dease

Diploma Project Rainbow in a Brown World
Dr. Shilpa Das

Ford Foundation

Rainbow in a Brown World is an entertaining, educative animated film that endeavours to sensitise the general population specifically towards queer Indian women, and the Indian LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community in general. It depicts a day in the life of the protagonist Aarti, a young, queer woman who finds herself at the receiving end of absurd, often hilarious questions about being LGBT. However, amused by the questions, she answers each one unabashedly and often wittily. The film aims to address common misconceptions regarding people of alternate sexualities in a light-hearted manner and create awareness about the same.